Benefit’s Roller Lash Mascara

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Mascara. I used to be not a fan of this beauty product. I never found the need to have one. I was thinking that since I have long eyelashes already, I don’t need it anymore. I was so wrong. Definitely wrong. I now love the fact that one coat on my eyelashes can do wonders […]

Shine-free Morena

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Shine. It’s one of the most unwanted occurrences that we don’t want to happen on our faces as Morenas. We want the glow, not the shine. There’s a thin line between those two but, let’s admit it, we usually cross the line towards being shiny. Fine, not usually. Almost always. I’m sure that you’ve tried […]

Chanel Chance and traces of memories, known and novel

Chanel Chance, Eau tendre, Perfume | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

“Chance is a tornado.. the door open to adventure and unknown, just like lips ready for a kiss.” Delicately sparkling and endlessly romantic, a young floral fragrance dipped in Gabrielle Chanel’s belief in the power of chance. A scent created by Jacques Polge in 2003 that’s made for women who dare to dream. Yes, delicate […]

MAC Lippies and the saga of the hunt for the best red lipstick

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Normally, I practice a more prudent choice for lip colour that’s why either the MAC lipstick in Cosmo or NARS lipstick in Dolce Vita are my go-to everyday lippies. However, as the year ended and a new one began, I found myself gravitating to a more adventurous lipstick shade and, what’s more surprising, that I […]

Beauty Bites x FOTD, Laura Mercier

Sasha Manuel, FOTD, Montage | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

As a self-confessed lippie addict, it would come as no surprise when I would experiment with a variety of lip makeup from different brands. All eyes on Laura Mercier and their selection of lip glosses which I thought would be a great gift idea for friends last Christmas. Of course, I ended up getting me […]

Do you know how to clean makeup brushes?

How to Clean Makeup Brushes, MAC makeup brushes | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Fair question, I reckon. It certainly was something I had to ask myself when I began noticing my affinity for wearing makeup. The brushes I use to apply makeup aren’t the disposable ones and definitely not the ones that would usually come with the cosmetic. Though, admittedly, when I first started — like any normal […]

From the MAC Haul: Eye Kohl x Technakohl, Fluidline, Lustre x Frost, and Studio Careblend

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It’s funny how each time I would come up to the cash register at some makeup store and wait for the sales person to ring up my purchases, I’d always wonder if, in reality, it’s a waste to be putting in hard earned money on things that I won’t get to use much. Yes, I […]

Mascara Love: MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Clump. Volume. Length. Thick. Drama. Separation. Words you’ll encounter whenever the subject of mascaras is broached. Wanting a fuller lash or curled long ones, it’s either you’re naturally blessed with it or you’ve been spending time, money and effort from the wake of puberty to achieving a quarter of the illusion. Ah, the things we […]

Do you use lip liners?

Sasha Manuel, MAC, Lip makeup, Lip Pencil, Dervish | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

A renewed love for lip liners stemmed from an afternoon of frivolity — trying out CoverGirl lip makeup and hamming it up in front of the webcam — came as a surprise since I was entering a period of lull and I didn’t need the extra fuss in makeup. Heck, what makeup? But I couldn’t […]

What’s your Skincare Regimen?

Sasha Manuel, short hairstyle, ombre hair colour, dip-dye hair trend | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Dry skin. Blemishes. Age spots. Wrinkles. Growing old. Stuff that nibbles at the edge of my consciousness. Is it vanity? Perhaps. “It’s something that I can’t stop,” I uttered with a sigh. Wheels of time will continue turning and it truly is something that’s not within my power to control. Yea, I will age, shrivel […]